Krishna District Collector Budhaprakash M. Jyothi on Saturday said parents should exercise caution while choosing a school for their wards. They should send them only to a Government school or a recognised private school.

Speaking after flagging off a rally by teachers as part of Vidya Sambarallu being organised by the District Education Department, at Montessori Mahila Kalasala, Mr. Budhaprakash said besides enrolment of out-of-school kids in schools, the objective of the educational drive was to spread awareness among people on the series of facilities provided in Government-run schools.

He said great caution was exercised to appoint qualified teachers in Government schools through the DSC (District Selection Committee) exams. Computer education was an essential component of primary education in Government schools.

The Collector said that the Education Department was asked to take up extensive campaign by working in coordination with officials of allied departments, teachers, local non-governmental organisations, anganwadi workers and members of adarsh rythu clubs.

One of the chief objectives of the drive was to prevent parents from sending their children to unrecognised schools which may ruin their academic career, he added. Stress would also be laid on educating the public on the Right to Education law.

He said that students who passed out of Government schools and were in high positions should be felicitated, as this would motivate other parents also to send their wards to Government schools.

Pointing to the fact that the SSC students of Government schools had given a tough fight to their counterparts in corporate institutions by securing an impressive 90.29 pass percentage, he said this only proved the high quality of teaching and provision of good infrastructure facilities in Government-run schools.

Additional Joint Collector N. Ramesh Kumar said the eight SSC students who had bagged 10 on 10 GPA were from Government schools. He said parents should be educated on the several facilities provided for students in Government schools.

State Education Department observer B.D.A. Prasad Murthy, Deputy District Education Officer, Krishna district, V. Krishna Reddy, and Rajiv Vidya Mission CMO Rama Rao were present.

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